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as to how the animals should act. so he went to st. lawrence bay canada to understand how seals behave in their natural habitat. he recorded the seals' cries so their robotic protege would have over 20 real sounds with which to be programmed. the robotic seal is covered with sensors that enable it to respond to visual, audio and tactile stimuli. shibata developed the touch sensors, placed in 12 spots around the robot, so when a person strokes him, he can determine the direction and speed as well as amount of pressure being applied. >> translator: he learns who movement will encourage its owner to pet it. the owner or others who stroke him, will determine what kind of personality it has and the movements it makes. >> reporter: o . >> reporter: 1,700 robots have been sold. and many hospitals have validated its therapeutic effect. >> translator: hello there. oh, you're so smart. >> reporter: five years ago, this day care center in toyama prefecture started using the robot. they said they felt noticeably better after interacting with the robot. >> translator: everyone's face lights up when
imports of rare earth metals by contacting other countries that produce the metals such as canada and the united states. japan's foreign minister had also asked the chinese government not to cut its exports in a recent ministerial meeting but china showed reluctance to do so. >>> workplace depression is on the rise in japan. the incidents of clinical depression on the job have doubled in the past ten years and now affects more than 1 million workers. so how are companies dealing with depression? >> reporter: 1,600 people work at this i.t. firm in central tokyo. nearly 40 have taken sick leave because of depression. the company now has a special section designed to help such employees return to work. here they perform less demanding tasks and slowly ease back into the work environment. the company also holds weekly meetings to discuss employees' mental health concerns. >> i've been told that this person has no energy and never smiles. >> reporter: all the directors and top managers at the company attend the meetings. section managers are required to report any signs of depression i
an impact on its export industry. >>> the japanese government filed a complaint against canada for unfairing subsidizing its solar energy sector. the ontario government is planning to increase their ratio next year. japan said the subsidies are not fair to japanese solar panel makers operating in canada and says they violate wto rules, which ban unfair treatment of imported products. japan says it will ask the organization to establish a committee of experts to resolve the case if agreement through talks is not reached between the two countries. the government says it has taken that case to the wto to prevent the rise of protectionism in environmental-related industries. the solar energy sector is forecast to see substantial growth. the united states and the european union are expected to file complaints. >>> prime minister kan has asked california governor arnold schwarzenegger to invest in japan's bullet train system for the united states' plans transportation system. he said there had been no fatal accidents since it was introduced more than 40 years ago. the prime minister asked the gove
states, as well as western canada. even down across northern mexico, too a very calm picture in terms of rainfall. but plenty of activity instead, focused here towards the east from the caribbean islands all the way along the atlantic seaboard. plenty of moisture in place for you today. we have this frontal boundary that's really mixing with all the remnant moisture from tropical storm nicole which formed briefly over cuba and then has since dissipated. but still a lot of moisture remains in the region. also looking at this system coming in towards eastern canada, too. so overall, all across this eastern section we're going to see a lot of wet weather falling in the next couple of days. especially heavy rainfall impacting areas along the mid-atlantic seaboard. a big concern here. it could easily trigger flooding and possibly landslides across the area. rafall accumulations are goi to connue pe over th next couple of days. and just the next tay w ctasuc lot rainfall affecting a wide soaleasant towards the east spe lot of the midsectio wte thoughthat frontal boundary stt stayn e tc to
here. showers move through central canada, and then a new rain system is moving into the pacific northwest as well. here's a look at highs. still quite chilly for central canada. that clear really starting to work its way southward. 11 degrees for your high in winnipeg, and remaining at 18 in vancouver. all right. and now here is your three-day outlook. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> prime minister naoto kan will launch his new cabinet on friday following his re-election as democratic party leader. kan will appoint ak heero ohata as economy trade and economy minister. he's a seven-term lower house member with strong support base among labor unions. kan is planning to name the democratic party's policy chief koichiro gemba as national strategy minister. gemba now serves as cabinet minister in charge of reforming the public servant system. kan is also considering appointing land and transport minister sage yay maehara to the post of foreign minister. the current foreign minister katsuya okada has accepted kan's request for him to become the democratic party's secretary-general. chief cabi
, and the like. now, on to the rest of north america, very strong system across eastern canada here. that will also bring some cooler weather into the eastern united states. although it is dry right now and very warm for the east coast. i'll show you that in a second. interior portions of the u.s., really quiet right now, but as we head further to the west, you can see this area of pink here. that is going to be very heavy rain and gale force winds. pacific storm system moving in to parts of british colombia. so rain for you in vancouver. and really all into interior areas as well. 16 for your high. winnipeg is going to be around 15. 21 in chicago and 30 degrees, very summery, for those 30s across the east. now, looking at europe, well, it is going to be kind of messy if you're anywhere in western europe right now. this big complex of storms, anywhere from southern scandinavia down to the central mediterranean is really under the gun for wet weather, potentially severe weather, especially near the alpine parts as well. so stormy here, potentially severe gusts, hail, and lightning al
of showers moving into western sections of canada. but otherwise, really fine, clear skies. plenty of sunshine, although almost too much for the southwest. very, very hot conditions continui again on tuesday. expecting highs of u to 38 in sacren. in las vega thenossi gti up to0 ranslate tosenditions if you arn at ss,ooking adry.owing up. ref 30 rstie thd-aren t fedisthhe99baad tswsp 
over toward central canada. will produce some showers for you. also could turn a little bit stormy here along the central plains. out west fairly dry. a couple showers will push through the pacific northwest and british columbia as well. but should start looking a little dryer on wednesday. highs today still very hot toward the northeast. 36 in new york, 34 for d.c., and 32 in toronto. all right. so that is a look at your weather for now. and here is your three-day outlook. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> all eyes are on the ruling democratic party of japan as it has announced the start of official campaigning for its presidential election on september 14th. the former secretary-general, ichiro ozawa, and prime minister naoto kan, the current dpj president, are running as candidates. nhk world reporter minako misawa is standing by at the party's headquarters. minako? >> reporter: yes, catherine. deputies filed candidacy applications for ozawa and kan on wednesday morning. each candidate had endorsements from more than 20 fellow lawmakers. ozawa and kan will hold a joint news conference later in the
will continue to impact the coastline today. also looking at showers spreading across central canada and down in toward the midwest. there is the chance of a couple thunderstorms in the mix. so do stay on the watch for that. southwest corner of the united states today looking at quite a bit of heat. 44 for your high in phoenix. and 33 degrees in l.a. now, getting a look at europe, it is going to be fairly calm overall. just slow here moving in through the baltic states toward western russia. this one continues to bring in wet and windy weather underneath it, but otherwise we're just looking at this low in the mediterranean that may bring a couple showers to southern italy, possibly affecting parts of greece today. as for highs, expecting sunshine in london. 21 for your high. and sunny skies for paris, too, 25, looking quite mild and pleasant. still a little hotter as we look to the south, 28 in madrid, 32 degrees for lisbon. also in greece too athens coming in at 32. a little bit of summer heat lingers today. all right. so that is a look at your weather for now. and here is your three-day out
.s. but we'll see heavy rain heading up into eastern parts of canada. temperaturewise, hot in the southwest. and up to the east. but those temperatures should come down by quite a bit on saturday. all right. let's take a look at europe. most of the continent is going to be dry and settled on the weekend. but down in the south, we have been dealing with severe storms. good news is they're going to start to weaken and head out towards the southern portion of the balkans. ireland, you could be seeing fairly strong wind and heavy rain in the next couple of days. but it should weaken off. this is actually -- used to be hurricane danielle, if you remember that one. this the remnants and it's going to spill over ireland but weakening as it goes. temperatu temperaturewise, things on the cool side. 14 in staockholstockholm. better in paris. warmer in the south. 30s for athens, madrid and lisbon. here's your extended forecast. >>> twin giant pandas have been thrown to the media for the first time since they were born at a zoo in western japan. the adventure world zoo introduced the male and female cu
. northeastern corridor dealing with much cooler weather here. also lots of heavy rain coming into eastern canada as well. the northern plains looking at severe weather conditions to move on through on your thursday. this storm system getting ready to become better organized, moving across the northern rockies just now, and creating very windy conditions and a lot cooler conditions as well across the west. 17 degrees in seattle today. 20 in winnipeg. toronto in the teens today, 19 degrees. new york and washington, d.c. in the mid 20s. much cooler here. as for europe, central portions dealing with lots of showers, isolated heavy rain, and thunderstorms really affecting the alps and also the balkans as we head into your thursday. still looking quite windy across germany and poland as well. the british isles getting a bit of a break in the wet weather. as you can see, a new system is going to be pulling in from the atlantic. again, it will be drenching the area, bringing strong winds as well. 21 degrees in london today. sunny spells for you. 21 in paris. then looking at sunshine in stockholm. 16 deg
canada next it will be bringing isolated heavy rain and also some severe thunderstorms to watch out for. over towards eastern quebec still quite stormy for you tonight, and also on your friday, temperatures a little chilly as well across the midwest, looking at 23 degrees in new york today, 20 in toronto, and then 15 degrees up in winnipeg. finally over to europe then, a slow moving system has finally made its way down into the m mediterrane mediterranean, it will be stormy across the central mediterranean into the weekend, looking at lots of thunderstorms, heavy rain falling on friday, along the west coast of the balkans as well as southern italy. meanwhile this high pressure system expanding from the iberian peninsula is going to help bring dry conditions to central europe, so the weekend is looking good for you here, but the northwest, the british isles looking at wet and windy weather once again. it's going to be moving into southern scandinavia next as well by friday morning. 16 degrees in stockholm today, 20 degrees in london, coming in at 27 in madrid, teens, 18 degrees in berlin
rains. now, the system, in fact, extends up towards central canada, manitoba, saskatchewan, any cells could bring severe, isolated storms. the upper midwest into the lower midwest, hail, strong gusts, very -- lots of lightning and downpours quite heavy at times. east coast looking to dry out. towards the west, also quiet here. although there does seem to be rain moving into british columbia. here's a look at how temperatures are on friday. 14 degrees in winnipeg. chilly for you. 27 in denver. hot and muggy in houston. miami, 33. 23 in new york city. more autumnal there. last, let's head over to europe. western europe, looking nice. calm conditions here. also eastern europe, though really, really calm all week, things are going to change. i'll show you why. look at this cloud here. underneath itti a couple of strg systems. the pesky, low pressure system not moving too much. still bringing hard rain across parts of southern italy. now the storms are shifting their way in towards greece as well. and that stormy weather also affecting parts of austria, hungary, the western baltics. few sh
into the mid-atlantic states. looks pretty cool for canada today. 14 degrees only from your high in winnipeg. and remaining at 17 in vancouver as well. all right. that's a look at your weather right now, and here is your three-day outlook. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> and that wraps up this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks very much for joining us. we'll be back at the top of the next hour. see you then.
to be quite chilly across canada again, 11 degrees in winnipeg but ahead of the storm, it's going to be very, very warm indeed. 24 degrees in chicago and 33 degrees in washington, d.c. finally, taking a look at europe, we've got plenty of wet weather working its way across the north, especially for norway today, and then of course for the british isles, this storm system will be spreading plenty of showers across the region but essentially, a high pressure system really in control across continental europe, so it will be dry and quite mild for many of you. still got that line of showers working its way across western russia and the balkan regions but generally looking at plenty of sunshine across central and western europe. berlin coming in at 19 degrees, 21 in vienna, moderate temperature here but it will be much, much milder towards the west for places like paris, 28 degrees with sunshine. here's your extended forecast now. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks very much for joining us.
plains, parts of the midwest, and then central canada all the way down through the plain states on thursday it's going to look a whole lot wetter for you here, and there will be the chance of some stormier weather developing. some thundershowers are going to be possible. the northeast does stay quite warm again today. 34 degrees from new york. d.c. all the way down into atlanta. so pretty steamy weather here. it is getting a little bit cooler for toronto. 28 in here. and even 29 in chicago. things should start cooling down here in the northeast in the days to come. all right? so that is a look at your weather for now. and here is your three-day outlook. ♪ ♪ >>> the bank of japan will offer low-interest loans for a year to financial institutions starting next week. it's part of a new scheme to boost the economy. the central bank will provide loans with an annual interest rate of .1%. 47 private banks will borrow a total of about $5.5 billion. the funds will finance 1,342 projects. the boj says $1.3 billion will be loaned to environment and energy companies. regional businesse
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